Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 2

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Thelonious Sphere Monk
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Studio album by Art Ensemble of Chicago
Released 1991
Recorded January 16 – March 11, 1990
Genre Jazz
Length 61:56
Label DIW
Producer Art Ensemble of Chicago
Art Ensemble of Chicago chronology
America - South Africa
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Dreaming of the Masters Suite

Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 2 is an album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Cecil Taylor released on the Japanese DIW label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut and Don Moye with Cecil Taylor guesting on piano, vocals and percussion.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow describes the album as "more significant historically than it is musically"[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

due to a mismatch between Taylor's style and the Art Ensemble's.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dreaming of the Masters" (Jarman) - 0:57
  2. "Intro to Fifteen" (Art Ensemble of Chicago, Taylor) - 18:25
  3. "Excerpt from Fifteen Part 3A" (Art Ensemble of Chicago, Taylor) - 10:51
  4. "'Round Midnight" (Monk) - 15:23
  5. "Caseworks" (Art Ensemble of Chicago, Taylor) - 8:22
  6. "Nutty" (Monk) - 7:27
  7. "Dreaming of the Masters" (Jarman) - 0:52
  • Recorded January 16–19 & 31, February 3 and March 10–11, 1990 at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S.Allmusic review accessed 12 February 2009.